Call of Duty: Vanguard takes the FPS series back to World War II on 5th November 2021 for PlayStation 5 and PS4, it's been confirmed. Following an in-game event inside Call of Duty: Warzone, the announcement trailer embedded above played for those participating. The game will include a campaign, multiplayer, and Zombies mode designed by Treyarch. Pre-ordering the game on the PS Store grants you access to an open beta, with prices for the standard PS5 version starting at £69.99/$69.99. The PS4 edition can be picked up for £59.99/$59.99.
A description of the campaign, which pans four theatres of war, is as follows: "Rise on every front: Dogfight over the Pacific, airdrop over France, defend Stalingrad with a sniper’s precision and blast through advancing forces in North Africa. The Call of Duty franchise returns with Call of Duty: Vanguard, where players will be immersed in visceral WWII combat on an unprecedented global scale." The package is then bolstered by the franchise's usual take on traditional multiplayer and a "chilling new" Zombies mode from Call of Duty: Black Ops Cold War developer Treyarch.
Vanguard will ship with 16 core 6v6 maps and a further four 2v2 maps for Champion Hill, for a total of 20 maps at launch — the most a Call of Duty game has ever had on day one. The game runs on the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare engine, which has been upgraded for the new release.
"Call of Duty: Vanguard will also usher in a new and unparalleled Call of Duty: Warzone integration post launch, and feature cross-progression and cross-generation play, in addition to a massive calendar of free post-launch content that adds in new Multiplayer maps, modes, seasonal events, community celebrations and more."
In order to gain access to both the PS5 and PS4 versions of the game, you'll need to purchase the cross-gen bundle. An Ultimate Edition then bundles in a Task Force One pack, three Operator skins, three weapon blueprints with tracer rounds, access to the first Battle Pass with 20 tier skips, and 10 hours of double XP. Will you buy Call of Duty: Vanguard this November? Squad up in the comments below.